Why De Gea & Anthony Martial missed Man Utd’s clash with Crystal Palace

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David De Gea has missed Manchester United’s Premier League game with Crystal Palace on Wednesday due to ‘personal reasons’.

The Spanish goalkeeper was a surprise omission from United’s squad but his absence means that Dean Henderson makes only his third start in the Premier League this campaign.

Anthony Martial was also missing from the Red devils team due to a knee injury the Frenchman suffered in training on Monday.

But, Edinson Cavani returned to the team and spearheads United’s attack alongside Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

‘David [De Gea], that’s personal reasons,’ Solskjaer told MUTV before the game.

‘Anthony [Martial] got a knock in training on Monday, on his knee, so not ready for this. Hopefully ready for the weekend but we’re not sure yet.’

MAN UTD LINE-UP: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

SUBS: Grant, Lindelof, Telles, Tuanzebe, Williams, Amad, James, McTominay, Shoretire.

Solskjaer also makes two other changes from their goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday as Eric Bailly replaces Victor Lindelof at defence, while Nemanja Matic replaces Scott McTominay in central midfield.

Solskjaer’s side are aiming to close the gap behind Man City, who extended their lead at the top of the League table to 15 points after their 4-1 victory over Wolves on Tuesday.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have registered only one win in their last four Premier League matches but will move up to 11th place with a win over United.


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